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Physical Activity and Exercise Dependence During Inpatient Treatment of Longstanding Eating Disorders

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Objective: To examine self reported versus objectively assessed moderate-tovigorous physical activity (MVPA), and different reasons for exercise, in patients
with longstanding eating disorders (ED) when compared with controls.
Method: Inpatient females (n 5 59, mean 30.1 years) and nonclinical age
matched controls (n 5 53, mean 31.3 years) accepted participation in this
cross sectional study. Instruments included accelerometer ActiGraph, physical
activity diary, Reasons for Exercise Inventory, and Eating Disorders Examination
interview. Results: Self reported and objectively assessed MVPA were higher across all ED diagnoses when compared with controls. The patients’ self reported MVPA was
lower than the objectively assessed MVPA; no difference was found in controls.
Regulation of negative affects, not weight/appearance, was a more important,
whereas fitness/health was a less important reason for exercise in patients
than controls. Discussion: The underreporting of MVPA in some patients with ED may warrant clinical attention.

This course is based on the reading-based online, Physical Activity and Exercise Dependence During Inpatient Treatment of Longstanding Eating Disorders created by Solfrid Bratland-Sanda, MSc, Jorunn Sundgot-Borgen, Phd, Øyvind Rø, MD PhD, Egil W. Martinsen, MD PhD,, Asle Hoffart, PhD, and Jan H. Rosenvinge


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Publication Date:

Intl J of Eating Disorders 43:3, April 2010

Course Material Authors

Solfrid Bratland-Sanda, MSc

Psychiatric Center, Research Institute, Badeveien, Vikersund
N-3370, Norway.HTT

Jorunn Sundgot-Borgen, Phd

Research Institute, Modum Bad Psychiatric Center, Vikersund,

Øyvind Rø, MD PhD

Department of Psychology, University of Tromsø, Tromsø,

Egil W. Martinsen, MD PhD,

Institute of Psychiatry, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway

Asle Hoffart, PhD

Research Institute, Modum Bad Psychiatric Center, Vikersund,

Jan H. Rosenvinge

Department of Psychology, University of Tromsø, Tromsø,

Course Creator

Dan Rebek, Ph.D.

Recommended For:

Psychologists, social workers, and counselors who seek knowledge about differences in amount and reasons for physical activity between patients and controls.

Course Objectives:

  1. Explain differences in amount of physical activity among patients with longstanding eating disorders and controls

  2. Consider perceived importance of various reasons for exercise among patients and controls.

  3. Differentiate how comparison between self reported and objectively assessed physical activity differ between patients and controls.

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American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders (AAHCPAD)

1 CE credit hour

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Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR)

1 CE credit hour

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National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

1 CPD hour

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Course Number 101671
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  • Reading-Based Online
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24 members have taken this course


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